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New German coalition ignores LGBT rights

New German coalition ignores LGBT rights

Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Horst Seehofer (CSU)

Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Horst Seehofer (CSU)

The leaders of the three political parties forming a new grand coalition government in Germany on Wednesday signed a preliminary agreement that gay rights activists call “disapointing”.

The conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed upon a chapter entitled “Respect Sexual Identity”. However, it mainly includes non-binding statements of intent. It does not include marriage equality or further equalization of the rights of gay domestic partners with heterosexual spouses.

27. November 2013 2 comments Read More